For the first time, the United States is supplying more natural gas to Europe than Russia sends through pipelines, according to the International Energy Agency.
Europe is seeking alternatives such as US liquefied natural gas to Russian supplies after Gazprom PJSC cut shipments through Nord Stream, its largest pipeline to Europe, and halted shipments to countries that failed to meet the news Payment Terms.
Russia met more than a third of the European Union’s gas demand last year.
“Recent drastic cuts in natural gas flows to the EU from Russia mean this is the first month in history in which the EU has imported more gas via LNG from the US than via a pipeline from Russia,” IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said in a tweet.
“The drop in Russian supply calls for efforts to reduce demand from the EU to prepare for a difficult winter.”
The increase in LNG imports to the United States comes as the country ramps up production of super-chilled fuel after beginning Gulf Coast exports in 2016 transforming global energy trade.
TikTok responds to data issues
Video app TikTok, in a letter to nine US senators who accused it of surveilling US citizens, said it was working to address concerns about its data-sharing practices.
The Chinese-owned app aims to “strengthen data security around U.S. user data,” TikTok chief executive Shou Zi Chew said in the June 30 letter obtained by Bloomberg News.
The process involves working with Oracle and Booz Allen Hamilton Holding, Chew said.
Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee said Friday the letter demonstrates why TikTok executives must testify before lawmakers and explain its relationship to the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
From thread reports“TikTok’s response confirms that our fears about CCP influence in the business were well founded,” Blackburn told Bloomberg.
“The Chinese-run company should have been honest from the start, but they tried to hide their work in secrecy. Americans need to know if they’re on TikTok, Communist China has their information.
Several senators, all Republicans, in a June 27 letter cited a Buzzfeed News report that said TikTok’s U.S. consumer data had been accessed by the company’s engineers in China.